Six Creative Ways to Wrap Christmas Presents on a Budget


The holiday season can be expensive, but there are ways to save money and still create beautiful wrapping for your Christmas presents. By getting crafty and using some simple materials, you can make your own stylish wrapping paper and tags. Here are six creative ideas to help you wrap presents on a shoestring budget:

1. Spuds Away

If you want a luxe look for less, try making your own wrapping paper with a roll of brown paper from Asda for just £1.50. Cut a potato in half and carve your desired pattern on the flat surface. Dip the stamp in paint and press it onto plain paper for a chic look. Stick to one color and stamp in rows.

2. Read All About It

Recycle old magazines and newspapers by tearing out colorful pages or images to use as wrapping paper. You can also use sections of the paper that relate to the gift you're wrapping to keep the theme going. Old maps and sheet music can also make beautiful wrapping paper.

3. Tags 'N' Bags

Don't waste money on expensive gift tags or boxes. Instead, make your own name tags from old Christmas cards. Simply cut off the front of the card and add your message. You can also make your own gift bags or boxes by using a free printable template from

4. Picture Perfect

Did your little ones draw something nice at school or nursery? Save their artwork and use it to wrap presents for the grandparents. It adds a personal touch and makes the gift even more special.

5. Back to Nature

Add a festive touch to plain brown wrapping paper by using dried herbs, twigs, and sprigs of plants. Use string, twine, or leftover wool yarn to tie it to your gift. Dried fruit slices and cinnamon sticks also look festive and add a delightful aroma to your gift under the Christmas tree.

6. Go Bespoke

Create personalized gift wrap by printing out a selection of your favorite photos at home and taping them together. This unique wrapping paper will make your gifts extra special and memorable.

By using these creative and budget-friendly ideas, you can wrap your Christmas presents in style without breaking the bank. Have fun getting crafty and enjoy the holiday season!